Jack Connors

Jack Connors, Jr. is a founding partner and Chairman Emeritus of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc., a full-service marketing communications company. Under his leadership, Hill, Holliday evolved from a one-room shop, founded in 1968, to one of the top 20 advertising firms in the United States. Its clients are among the most well-known brands in the world, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Bank of America, and Cadillac. Hill, Holliday is a member of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG).

Hill, Holliday has been known throughout its history as possessing an unusual ability to build and nurture relationships. Much of that is due not only to Connors’ determination to win business, but also to his genuine interest in people. Early in his career, he became interested and active in the philanthropic life of the city of Boston, serving on boards and leading civic campaigns. In fact, throughout Greater Boston, Connors is known for these efforts as well as for his business acumen. Boston Magazine named him one of the most powerful people in Boston, and he has been a major force behind initiatives such as Camp Harbor View and The Campaign for Catholic Schools.

Connors is an articulate advocate for Boston’s world-class hospitals, and is a passionate and respected voice in the Catholic community for greater lay participation in the Church. Throughout his years with Hill, Holliday, he often used the collective strengths and talents of the agency to make a difference for dozens of charitable organizations.

Connors served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Partners HealthCare System for 16 years and became Chairman Emeritus in July 2012. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Partners In Health and the Board of Fellows at Harvard Medical School. He serves as a Trustee of Boston College. Connors also serves on the Board of Directors of Hasbro, Inc. Mr. Connors is a graduate of Boston College